COP26, the most important meeting in human history, has failed abysmally to slash emissions as climate science demands. Neither did it provide the countries on the front line, who have contributed least to emissions, with the finance they need to fund climate adaptation and start to repair the massive damage they have experienced as aContinue reading “COP26 was a failure, but we must never give up.”
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Hazel’s questions on COP26
A guest blog by Extinction Rebellion activist Hazel Bober. I’m a teacher and mum of two young children and I’m heading to Glasgow this weekend (Nov 5th) to join protesters demanding that world leaders commit to climate action at COP26. Here are some of the questions and comments I’ve had from friends and family membersContinue reading “Hazel’s questions on COP26”
Stop the Greenwash!
Extinction Rebellion Sheffield protest about the Greenwash at COP26 Greenwash is defined as “disinformation disseminated by an organization so as to present an environmentally responsible public image.”
When your bath is overflowing, turn the taps off!
It’s just 3 weeks until the vital COP26 conference. Over the next few days, we will be hearing many corporations and countries speaking about their plans to reach net-zero carbon emissions. Are these promises to be trusted, or are they greenwashing, fooling the public into believing they are doing well when in fact they areContinue reading “When your bath is overflowing, turn the taps off!”
Your guide to COP26
Many Sheffielder’s are preparing to go to Glasgow for COP26. Why is it so important and will it achieve anything? Michael Jacobs recently addressed an open meeting of Sheffield Green Party. He was formerly the special advisor to Prime Minister Gordon Brown, steering through the Climate Change Act. Here is the video of the discussion.Continue reading “Your guide to COP26”
Why would an 11 year old decide to walk to London?
Why would an 11 year old boy from Hebden Bridge decide to walk all the way to London? Youth activist Jude Walker recently passed through Sheffield on a 200 mile journey to drive support for a petition to introduce charges on carbon emissions. He is desperately trying to raise awareness of the urgent need toContinue reading “Why would an 11 year old decide to walk to London?”
COP26 Coalition Rally, Sheffield Town Hall, 12th June 2021
Many different groups joined together in Sheffield City Centre to send a clear message to the G7 leaders meeting in Cornwall and those preparing to go to COP in Glasgow in November. ACT NOW! I was particularly pleased to hear the Extinction Rebellion Justice Group “pass the mic” to the global south, by reading messagesContinue reading “COP26 Coalition Rally, Sheffield Town Hall, 12th June 2021”